Small business owners can surely relate to the feeling of not having enough time to get stuff done for their business. Taking care of the social media account, dealing with finances, answering emails and all of that is just the administrative part of the business. If you’re a small business owner struggling to find enough time to get everything done, then you should take advantage of If This Then That (IFTTT) recipes, recently changed to IFTTT applets.
IFTTT applets allow you to automate social media and other routine, tedious and time consuming tasks, and in return, give you more time to focus on more important aspects of your business. The way IFTTT applets work is by connecting two separate services you currently use and having those services work together. For example: An IFTTT applet could connect your email and a spreadsheet to automatically track any emails with purchase receipts in a Google spreadsheet.
There are many different business tasks that IFTTT can help out with so we’ve put together a guide of some recipes we think small business owners like yourself could benefit the most from.
With so many different social media channels and the need to plan, manage and monitor each channel, social media can become a huge time investment. With these IFTTT recipes for Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more, you’ll be able to save and organize your social media posts, schedule future posts and even setup alerts when your company is mentioned.
Another marketing task that requires a large time investment, where IFTTT can remove some of the strain from your shoulders, is email marketing. With these IFTTT recipes for email marketing, you can let IFTTT take care of tracking email metrics, email subscriber lists, managing your email campaign schedule and more!
One of the most important part of a small business website is creating content on the site and the blog. But it takes so much time to create the content, publish it, then promote the content after it’s published. These IFTTT recipes will help out with scheduling blog content, sharing new blog content and even organizing your content.
We all want to be more productive, but it’s easier said than done. Luckily, these IFTTT recipes will help you be more productive without you even having to think about it. These IFTTT recipes can help prepare you for rainy weather or mute your phone during an important meeting. There's even an IFTTT applet that can launch the Google Maps navigation to your next meeting as you’re heading out the door.
Keeping track of finances for your small business can be a gruelling and tedious task that no one really enjoys. With these IFTTT recipes, you can take care of things like keeping track of emails with invoices and recipes or try IFTTT recipes designed to automatically compile your Square payments into a Google spreadsheet doc.
We hope that these recipes are able to help you have more time doing what you enjoy and less time dealing with mind numbing administrative tasks for your business. Also, if you find a recipe listed here that’s not quite what you’re looking for, you can always tweak the recipe or create your own recipe from scratch to fit your needs.